2022 Great ShakeOut

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ShakeOut is an annual earthquake preparedness drill held on the third Thursday of October. This year, the ShakeOut drill will take place on October 20th at 10:20 a.m. (local time).

Date: October 20, 2022 - October 21, 2022

Time: 2:20 pm - 3:59 am

Onsite

Event Details

2022 Great ShakeOut – Practice your DROP, COVER and HOLD ON!

October 20, 2022, at 10:20AM (local time)

Location: Wherever you are at the moment – at home, at work, at school, anywhere.

Register now to Join FEMA and millions across the world in the largest earthquake drill. With over 335 million people living and working in the United States, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. Knowing what to do before a big earthquake will determine how well you survive and recover.

Text “Shakeout” to 43362 to be added to the Great Shakeout distribution list.  

ShakeOut is an annual earthquake preparedness drill held on the third Thursday of October. This year, the ShakeOut drill will take place on October 20th at 10:20 a.m. (local time). When an earthquake hits, you don’t know where you’ll be! It is important to ShakeOut wherever you are, whether that's at home, work, school, or through a video conference with people working or taking classes from home.

Check out Ready.gov/earthquakes for preparedness and safety tips.

On the day of the event, share your participation or preparedness tips on social channels.  Tag @fema #shakeout #earthquakepreparedness

Event Contact

Jonathon Foster jonathon.foster@fema.dhs.gov

Last updated October 27, 2022